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We head out to Laolongtou (Old Dragon's Head) but had no idea how much to see. We recently move to Qinhuangdao and this was was on my personal bucket list. I think my family was not so sure. We took a taxi from our place...More
You need to look on the platform to see the shape of the dragon head. It’s where the Great Wall meets the sea and is a great thing to see. There are museum buildings with army barracks etc and an original drinking well.
Old dragon's head or where the wall meet the sea is quite a scenic area, which unfortunately is swarming with tourists.Ticket is 50 RMB/person, seen also some discounts depending on age (if with children).Suggestion is to wear comfortable clothes, you can also take a quick...More
LaoLongTou is a great way to spend the day. We only entered the park at 4pm and it closed at 6pm, but we would recommend going earlier and bringing swimming costumes, towels and change of clothes especially for the kids. It costed 50yuan per adult...More
The easternmost point of the Great Wall in Hebei Province. The head of the Old Dragon connects the mainland and the Bohai Bay. However it was crowded with visitors when I was there. Therefore I could not take a picture of the landscape without sightseers....More
The Wall meets the Sea... and thousands of tourists each day... and a scenic coal-loading terminal in the background. Almost entirely reconstructed in the 1980s, but nevertheless everything is in good order. Kinda feels like something proper to do for a quick visit, especially if...More
I was excited and waiting for the dragon head, the wall and the sea. However, when I was there, it quite disappointing me. I mean it's good but if you went to other wall, it quite long, you need hiking and spent sometime there. Compared...More
It is very cool to see the beginning of the wall. We did a day trip on the bullet train from Beijing. Long day but so worth it. The fort area is touristy in that there is lots to see and read. And its been...More
It was a lovely place but unfortunately we were there on a rainy day. So photography was a little out. As we had arrived quite early in the morning, we were happy to be able to get a good briefing from our friend Ms.Lau who...More
Have not been in The Great Wall in Beijing yet but Old Dragon's Head is cool ( entrance ticket is 30 RMB ), that's the place where the great wall starts ( from the sea ) there is also a temple next to it on...More
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I didn't do it as a day tour from Beijing. The Dragon's Head was a highlight of the trip for me, so I took the train from Beijing to Qinhuangdao (2 hours?) and stayed at a hotel for two nights (the Shangri La, which was... More
I didn't do it as a day tour from Beijing. The Dragon's Head was a highlight of the trip for me, so I took the train from Beijing to Qinhuangdao (2 hours?) and stayed at a hotel for two nights (the Shangri La, which was great), arriving in the late afternoon. The next day I took a cab over to the wall (20-30 minutes) and spent a full day exploring the wall and its environs. There are multiple locations in the area to see the wall, but you need to take a cab or bus between them. The next day a took the train back to Beijing. Well worth it for me.
If you have a car, it would probably take about five hours each way, accounting for traffic.
2-3 hours is enough for visiting and exploring the area. It would be great, if you have a local bilingual guide. Thus you can have the overview of the history which will surely increase memory, importance and enjoyment of... More
2-3 hours is enough for visiting and exploring the area. It would be great, if you have a local bilingual guide. Thus you can have the overview of the history which will surely increase memory, importance and enjoyment of visiting the place. Don't forget to take photos upon the first stone!